|Project title||Development of touring centers near Balaton for - and with - people living with disability|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||Lóczy Lajos Association|
|Postal address||8651 Balatonszabadi, Honvéd u. 28.|
|Phone||30 576 6204|
|Project manager||Lóczy István|
|Project timeframe||July 15th, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||16,566 €|
The touristic routes and natural treasures around Balaton offer high quality leisure opportunities, however people with disabilities have limited access to these doe to the lack of sufficient information and infrastructure.
The aim of the project is to increase the access to these services and therefore improve the quality of life and integration of people with disabilities. Touristic centres are created around the Balaton with the participation of people with disabilities, involving them on the planning and the methodological development. Descriptions of touristic routes and maps are created for people with disabilities, published in the form of guide books and on the internet. A stone park will be created for visually impaired people. Guides will be trained to be able to meet the special needs of people and disabled-friendly services will also be collected (disabled-friendly restaurants, shops, other service providers). A long-term cooperation between the National Park, local students and civil organizations will be established.